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Charlie Chaplin : The Essanay Films (DVD)
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Charlie Chaplin: The Essanay Comedies (DVD) In 1914, the great Charlie Chaplin signed a one-year contract with the Essanay Film Manufacturing Company for what was then an unprecedented salary. Shooting in its California and Chicago studios, he went on to make 16 films that established him as the world's favourite screen comedian. Unlike other screen stars at the time, Chaplin retained complete creative control over his films, from writing to casting and directing. Despite the strain that put on his relationship with Essanay, this fruitful period of his career saw him evolve his style, resulting in seminal works such as (The Tramp, The Bank and The Champion. The result of a 12 year project, led by Lobster Films and the Cineteca di Bologna, this comprehensive two-disc DVD collection features 16 films, fully restored, presented alongside exclusive special features never before released in the UK. Films: His New Job A Night Out The Champion In the Park A Jitney Elopement The Tramp By the Sea His Regeneration Work A Woman The Bank Shanghaied A Night in the Show A Burlesque on Carmen Police! Triple Trouble Special features: All films fully restored in High Definition Charlie Chaplin: The Long Year at Essanay (2016, 23 mins): newly produced video essay presented by writer and broadcaster Glenn Mitchell Charlie's Triple Trouble (c1944, 15 mins): the re-released British version of Chaplin's film Triple Trouble A Burlesque on Carmen (1951, 35 mins): containing additional footage filmed after Chaplin s departure from Essanay. This version features a commentary by comedian Peter Sellers, which was used for the film's British re-release Charlie Butts In (c1920, 10 mins): short compilation of out-takes and alternative shots from Chaplin's 1915 film A Night Out Fully illustrated booklet with essays by Frank Scheide, new writing by Glenn Mitchell and Vic Pratt, and full film credits USA | 1915 -1916 | black and white | silent, with English intertitles and music | 386 minutes | original aspect ratio 1.33:1 | Cert U (contains mild comic violence) | DVD9 x 2 | PAL | Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo audio (320kbps) | region 2

Running Time: 386 minutes
Region: Region 2

Release Date: 23 Jan. 2017

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